Tag: Jacoby Ellsbury

Why The Mets Won’t Invest $100 Million On Any Player…

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Why The Mets Won’t Invest $100 Million On Any Player…

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog weighed in on the $100 million dollar player issue and explains why the Mets won’t go there. There are revenue reasons, I’m sure, no question. But, also, regardless of budget size and your team’s financial situation, I just don’t think Sandy Alderson believes in those sort of commitments when building a baseball team. […]

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Hot Stove Report: Phillies Have Made Some Offers, Mets Have Made Some Phonecalls

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: Phillies Have Made Some Offers, Mets Have Made Some Phonecalls

“We’ve already made offers on several players,” Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said from Arizona, where he is watching some of the organization’s top young talent participate in the Arizona Fall League. Todd Knowing that there is a lack of power hitters available, Amaro is perhaps making a push to sign one, as the team […]

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Boras Says Mets Were Impossible To Deal With, Mets Say They’re In On Everyone

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Boras Says Mets Were Impossible To Deal With, Mets Say They’re In On Everyone

Slow news night, so if you’re looking for strictly Mets news – move on… However if you’re sticking around for some interesting topics worthy of an MMO-Style debate, here goes… Mike Puma of the New York Post just tweeted… Mets-Boras talks can be messy. Boras, according to a source, said the Mets were “impossible” to deal […]

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MMO Mailbag: Signing Beltran or Ellsbury, Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Signing Beltran or Ellsbury, Qualifying Offers

Dennis asks… What’s the deal with these qualifying offers? Will we be able to go after those guys? Do you think there’s any chance that we could sign Beltran and Ellsbury and play them in left and right with Lagares in center? Joe D. replies… We posted about the players who received qualifying offers here. […]

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Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

The Mets can spend this offseason. That has been the overall message conveyed for the past several months, however will they spend and to what degree remains the begging question. The “Red Sox Model” has been mentioned a great deal, meaning the Amazin’s would avoid the top-tier free agents, instead finding the Shane Victorinos and […]

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Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

I don’t know about most of you, but a few of us on MMO let out a collective sigh of relief when we read the following from Andy Martino of the Daily News: The Mets don’t love Mark Trumbo and they’ve never shown any interest in Peter Bourjos. I see Trumbo as an Ike Davis […]

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Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that forfeiting their second round pick will not keep them from signing a free agent who was extended a qualifying offer. Earlier this evening, Puma reported that the Mets front office deliberated over the draft pick compensation issue. The deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers came and […]

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Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

I got an email the other day asking me why I always downplay the Mets going after players like Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury or Carlos Beltran. The reader wanted to know why I’ve become such a pessimist. My response to her was simple. “I don’t trust the people in charge, hence I’m skeptical of anything […]

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Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

The Phillies are targeting big-time free-agent outfielders and baseball people expect them to be in the mix for Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and possibly Curtis Granderson according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Phillies have a team built around superior starting pitching and veteran infielders, Heyman writes. But have a clear weakness in the outfield, where they got sub-par […]

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Red Sox Will Make Qualifying Offers To Napoli, Ellsbury and Drew

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Red Sox Will Make Qualifying Offers To Napoli, Ellsbury and Drew

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Red Sox plan on extending qualifying offers to first baseman Mike Napoli, centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, and surprisingly shortstop Stephen Drew. The Napoli and Ellsbury QOs were widely expected, but tendering Drew an offer comes as a surprise for the Red Sox as they were expected to hand the shortstop […]

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